As a result, every student in our distance learning program is required to meet with a pastor or mentor in their local church on a regular basis. This pastor/mentor requirement is a part of our commitment to partner with local churches. As students learn about the Bible and its implications for life and ministry, their pastor/mentor will ensure that these insights are applied in their everyday lives. In addition, this pastor/mentor will ensure that the student is serving as a vital part of the life of his or her local church.
The pastor/mentor will be responsible for evaluating the student’s personal spiritual growth and commitment to the local church. These evaluations are an important part of assessing each student’s progress.